Players will be out in force tonight as they do battle for Shepparton District Tennis Association's open singles titles.DAMEN FRANCIS January 30, 2014 4:05am
Sean Scott and Narelle Maxted will be out to defend their titles when the annual Shepparton District Tennis Association open singles championships is played at McEwen Reserve tonight.
Home club hero Scott has won the past four open singles titles and will face competition from the likes of Paul Howard and Justin Hunter to retain his crown.
Lemnos’ Maxted triumphed against Madelyn McNeill, Abby Hastings and Viv Jeffery to win last year’s title and the latter pair will be among those attempting to wrest the title from her tonight.
As well as open, A and B-grade singles events for men and women, veterans’ mixed doubles championships will be up for grabs.
Matches are played over a single set in a round-robin format.
Entries are still open and SDTA president Murray Akers hoped more players would take the opportunity to sign up prior to the opening round of matches at 6.30
‘‘We have got a heap of players registered at the moment,’’ Akers said.
‘‘The grades are designated by whichever grade you play on a Saturday.
‘‘It’s always a competitive atmosphere and a good social night as a rule.’’
As of last night the Bureau of Meteorology forecasted a maximum temperature of 41° C for Saturday.
Given Tennis Australia’s policy requires play to be stopped at 38° C, Akers encouraged players to hit the courts tonight, in the likely case of regular club matches being abandoned this weekend.
The men’s and women’s doubles championships were played on November 21, while the mixed doubles championships are scheduled for next Thursday.
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